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Stone Axe Technology in Neolithic South India:New Evidence from the Sanganakallu-KupgalRegion, Mideastern Karnataka

Brumm, Adam; Boivin, Nicole; Korisettar, Ravi; Koshy, Jinu; Whittaker, Paula


This essay discusses the preliminary results of recent archaeological investigations into stone axe production and exchange processes at a Neolithic hilltop settlement in South India. The site in question comprises a stone-lined circular structure situated on a plateau area on the side of a topographically complex hill, known locally as Hiregudda. Across the plateau, extensive surface scatters of flaked dolerite material indicate a heavy focus on edge-ground bifacial axe manufacture at the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Asian Perspectives


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